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    SADOW: New Orleans’ Heavy-Handed Government Is Holding The Big Easy Back

SADOW: New Orleans’ Heavy-Handed Government Is Holding The Big Easy Back

A small controversy actually has a big meaning that illustrates the perils of New Orleans strangling the new ethos that has tried to germinate in the moribund city and reverse

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    SADOW: John Bel Edwards Spouts Drivel About Budgets And More

SADOW: John Bel Edwards Spouts Drivel About Budgets And More

Recent remarks by the leader of Louisiana’s legislative Democrats, state Rep. John Bel Edwards, not only confirms he acts as one of the biggest gasbags in state politics, but also in the

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    SADOW: Cassidy Ought To Vote To Kill The Ex-Im Bank

SADOW: Cassidy Ought To Vote To Kill The Ex-Im Bank

If Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy wishes to confirm his conservative credentials in his contest to knock off Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu, he should vote to end welfare to big businesses and discrimination against

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    SADOW: Actually, Tuition At Louisiana’s Public Colleges Is Still Very Underpriced

SADOW: Actually, Tuition At Louisiana’s Public Colleges Is Still Very Underpriced

The fact that student loan debt might impose a greater burden than in the past on borrowers in Louisiana is a function of the choices made by them rather than

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    SADOW: A Posthumous Thanks To Bob Odom For The Lacassine Mill

SADOW: A Posthumous Thanks To Bob Odom For The Lacassine Mill

The final tally from a recent notorious exercise of liberal populism has come in, and it took from every Louisianan almost $17 apiece for nothing. The Louisiana Legislative Auditor looked at

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    SADOW: Jindal As Ahab

SADOW: Jindal As Ahab

The kabuki generated between Gov. Bobby Jindal and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education with its superintendent of education picked by it John White continues with a string of announcements and an actual meeting between

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SADOW: McAllister Proves Himself Dunce Of All Dunces In Pineville Gripe-Fest

  SADOW: McAllister Proves Himself Dunce Of All Dunces In Pineville Gripe-Fest

Looks as if an idiot magnet popped up in Pineville, attracting a motley iron-headed bunch that wants to loot Louisiana

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SADOW: Hollis Is Out, Cassidy Still Controls His Destiny

  SADOW: Hollis Is Out, Cassidy Still Controls His Destiny

It’s not surprising that Republican state Rep. Paul Hollis announced his exit from the U.S. Senate race this fall, because it never made

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SADOW: Jindal Risks A Major Black Eye On The PARCC Fight

  SADOW: Jindal Risks A Major Black Eye On The PARCC Fight

The conflict between the irresistible force and the unmovable object might be headed to a denouement sooner than realized, increasing

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SADOW: The Louisiana Supreme Court Just Begged The Federal Supremes To Clean Up Its Mess

  SADOW: The Louisiana Supreme Court Just Begged The Federal Supremes To Clean Up Its Mess

The Louisiana Supreme Court’s decision regarding a civil matter may end in a monumental First Amendment decision setting a landmark for future

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SADOW: The Dems Are Licking Their Chops About Maness Saving Landrieu

  SADOW: The Dems Are Licking Their Chops About Maness Saving Landrieu

And so it’s come to this: if one of their leading avatars is indicative, Louisiana Democrats have become so pessimistic

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SADOW: No, Vance McAllister Is Not Vitter Redux

  SADOW: No, Vance McAllister Is Not Vitter Redux

Rep. Vance McAllister, upon announcing a reversal of his previous decision not to run for reelection, in effect forced Democrats to make

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SADOW: The Outcome Of Edwin’s Last Hurrah Will Disappoint Him

  SADOW: The Outcome Of Edwin’s Last Hurrah Will Disappoint Him

No, Prisoner #03128-095 is not running for redemption and, barring a series of unlikely events, he’s not running to win. He’s running because that’s

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SADOW: Landrieu Might Regret Asking The State Police For Backup

  SADOW: Landrieu Might Regret Asking The State Police For Backup

What happens on election day this fall may determine whether New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be on the ballot in 2015,

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SADOW: With Subsidies Subsiding, Solar Resorts To Subterfuge

  SADOW: With Subsidies Subsiding, Solar Resorts To Subterfuge

Recipients of Louisiana’s second-biggest transfer of wealth by the state’s tax code, facing their lifelines potentially attenuated even further, are

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SADOW: Times-Pic Repeats Obama’s Medicaid-Expansion Lies

  SADOW: Times-Pic Repeats Obama’s Medicaid-Expansion Lies

The political alchemy continues coming from Democrats through tactics of distraction and distortion to make the Patient Protection and Affordable

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SADOW: On Jindal’s Just-In-Time Cash Management Practices

  SADOW: On Jindal’s Just-In-Time Cash Management Practices

It’s not so much as how not to run a railroad, to echo the vernacular used by Louisiana’s Treasurer John Kennedy,

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SADOW: Now We’ll Have A Controversy Over Duck Commander And The Independence Bowl

  SADOW: Now We’ll Have A Controversy Over Duck Commander And The Independence Bowl

So it turns out that a special interest is aggrieved at having a northeast Louisiana family business sponsor the Independence Bowl. Unfortunately,

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SADOW: Jindal’s Not Quite Done Yet, As Line Item Vetoes Show

  SADOW: Jindal’s Not Quite Done Yet, As Line Item Vetoes Show

Even as the need for casting line item vetoes in the mind of Gov. Bobby Jindal seems to have greatly diminished, his

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